I love to sleep.  What adult doesn't love to sleep?  However, in our world we don't sleep as much as we need to sleep.  I don't know if you fight this battle, but every morning, I have this habit of waking up before my alarm. Do I get up? No!  I fight the battle of sleep vs. alarm clock.


I have two clocks in my bedroom.  I have a clock that projects the time on the ceiling and my alarm clock.  Every morning I wake up, like I said, before my alarm and that is when the battle begins.  This morning I woke up and thought noooooo...I don't want to get up.  So I slowly opened my eyes to look at the ceiling.  Yes!  4:16am.  I can sleep more.  Then the game continued.

4:45am - more sleep

5:22 - more sleep

5:45 - ugh, I have to get up soon, but more sleep

5:52 - the alarm is gonna go off soon but I can sleep for 8 more minutes.

Then here it comes, the dreaded alarm.  But do I wake up with the alarm?  No.  I wake up at

5:59 one minute before the alarm goes off.

Forget this, ugh!  Then it happens.

eeeeh eeeeh eeeeh eeeh eeeh.  SHUT UP!!!!!! as I hit the snooze and drag my behind out of my bed.

I usually don't sleep to my alarm, and if I do, it scares the living daylights out of me.

I don't snooze either because if I do, my whole day is late and we can't have that happening.

So who won that battle?  The alarm clock always wins.

Every.  Single.  Time.

So what kind of battle do you find yourself in when it comes to sleep?  Do you have trouble falling asleep?

There is a great website that can help you determine when to fall asleep and/or when to wake up.

Or if you are tired of being jolted awake every morning, our Mommy Blogger April B.  had a great app suggestion in last week's blog.

Sleep Cycle: Tell the app when you want to wake up and it decides when you’re in the optimum cycle of sleep to be woken up. Set the alarm for 6:00 a.m. and it might wake you up at 5:43.
Sleep is a very tricky thing and it never helps when something abruptly wakes you up, or you find yourself in a battle with the alarm clock every morning.
What are your suggestions for a good night's sleep?